11/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

TV Guide Sold For A Dollar

NEW YORK ( -- How much is TV Guide magazine worth in a morphing media business and molten credit markets? Try $1.

That's how much the private equity fund OpenGate Capital has agreed to pay Macrovision for the unprofitable magazine and all its liabilities. The cover price, by way of comparison, is $2.99.

To sweeten the deal even further, Macrovision is loaning OpenGate up to $9.5 million to help get going -- at a very friendly 3% interest.

"I'd borrow from Macrovision any time," one investment banker said of the terms.

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